Numerous organisations and individuals in NSW are calling the State Government to help victim-survivors, particularly victim-survivors of sexual violence, child sexual abuse, domestic violence, child abuse and modern slavery to access support they are entitled to and need.
Currently, when victim-survivors apply for some aspects of victims support, they are required to lodge two separate forms of documentary evidence to prove injury. This means victim-survivors have to repeat their story to multiple people, compounding their trauma.
It is clear that sexual violence, child sexual abuse, domestic violence, child abuse and modern slavery always cause harm.
A solution which is both trauma-informed and efficient is to remove the need to separately prove injury for all matters.
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